Hi Chlamy researchers!
I visited the Chlamy connection website to connect to the Chlamy research community.
I am working on Haematococcus pluvialis (HP) cultivation in an open PBR system where I frequently encounter the problem of chlamy contamination. I have read that Chlamy release fatty acid like toxin which inhibit the growth of HP. I tried formalin to kill motile chlamy cells and have been successful but anticipate that this treatment is affecting HP as well.
Can you suggest ways in which I can control chlamy contamination in HP cultures.
Another question is how does chlamy get into HP culture? Is it air borne or water borne or was in the stock culture?
I received the HP stock culture from SSCAP which was free of any chlamy cells (or i was unable to detect).
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Botany & Plant Science